Istanbul-based visual artist Hüseyin Şahin doesn't just blend photos together; He blends reality and fantasy to create spectacularly surreal scenes.

Though his craft of layering multiple photos is practiced by many, his unique take on photo manipulation pushes the limits of human imagination, and results in landscapes that look like your wildest dreams - or your most intense nightmares, depending on how you would feel about crossing a wobbly bridge between two hot air balloons mid-flight.

Şahin goes by the handle art.side on Instagram, and has so far amassed almost 55 thousand followers. Some of his photos incorporate elements of folklore, such as a photo of the Maiden's Tower in Istanbul featuring an underwater woman nearby, a reference to the ancient Greek legend of Hero and Leander, two young lovers who drowned in the Bosporus. Another photo portrays a child in war-torn Syria.

More info: Instagram, Behance

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Alusair Alustriel 2 years ago

This one is absolutely stunning! I wish things like that existed in real life! Can't stop staring.

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John L 2 years ago

The land that time forgot.

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Miklós Nagy 2 years ago

Morrowind!

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Melissa Amalir 2 years ago

This reminds me of the movie Ponyo..

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John L 2 years ago

The Middle Earth of your Dreams............

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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

Pratchett-ish :)

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varwenea 2 years ago

Perspective wise, this makes me dizzy.

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John L 2 years ago

So this is where the idea for "Dune" came from?

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

AWAY WE GO!!!!

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John L 2 years ago

Even gravity tends to get confused in this Sci-Fi world.

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT AND STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING!

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Daria B 2 years ago

This one reminds me of Julian Beaver's chalk art.

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Nadja Cyriax 2 years ago

I live in Namibia. The Skeleton Coast here looks just like this.

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

Come, come where heartache's never been;where you're seen as you want to be seen;Come, come to the place of shadow and green; where you'll never cry no more dear lass; where you'll never cry no more. - the mermaid song from in a glass grimly by Adam Gidwitz

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

Gateway to another world...

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

Coming to stores near you!

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Amy Carter 2 years ago

I'm not sure how to take this one...

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Fauzan Nasrullah 2 years ago

The father of Edward Elric :(

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

I'm expecting to see the giant squid

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

YUM! I LOVE POWDERED SUGAR!

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Maria Mehau 2 years ago

we will fall before we can discover

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

The detail...

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Brian Reese 1 week ago

Pretty Cool

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Jennifer Schrimpf 2 years ago

This is one of my nightmares.

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

At first I thought it was a dementor

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Andrea Gallegos 2 years ago

Comb the grass - Spaceballs

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Asia 2 years ago

I had a dream just like this so many times!

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Peg - E 2 years ago

This is Avatar's sacred spirit, Tree of Souls!

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Beverly Nunez 2 years ago

MUSH!

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JELollis 2 years ago

Scorpion Island. Home of the Scorpion King.

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

Honey you have some serious dreams .

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Ms. Understood 2 years ago

It's cooler upside down

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Smoofy 2 years ago

That cloaked figure was used in another one of the pictures.

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OTTERZ4LIFE 2 years ago

the new world

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

I am impressed! What an amazing change of perspective...

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Ernest Stefan Matyus 2 years ago

Proxima Centauri B

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

"Go away, no one is home ".

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Shattered Shutter

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Beverly Nunez 2 years ago

Nevermore....

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Eagle Style

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Smoofy 2 years ago

Looks like a cool housing system

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Smoofy 2 years ago

Looks like some sort of terrifying horror movie

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Ernest Stefan Matyus 2 years ago

the next small step

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Come on over to my place

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SelfieSticker101🤳🏻❤️😜🏆 2 years ago

#YASSS, THIS IS MA LIFE!

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Check Mate ... Out!

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Beverly Nunez 2 years ago

Peek-a-boo!

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

There is a light in the darkness - come closer! 😉

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

WeeeeeE

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Amanda Tomas 2 years ago

Be above it all!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!

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Michaella Dunsten 2 years ago

"L.I.F.E."

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Rocketship Tonight

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Snailing

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

Is this Fredric the Great?

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

So pretty 😍

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Tuğba Tuğcu 2 years ago

Vecihi

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

Wonderful dream.

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Melody Smith 2 years ago

gulliver's travels!

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Freedom Fighters

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

Coke was the real thing until some one stepped in and said, "We are using WHAT in the mix?"

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

Yes, the fate of earth is in our hands!!!:

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Ernest Stefan Matyus 2 years ago

those memories...

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

Yeah , I can't turn on a light or talk when I need help in a bad dream either.

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

I have seen these guys do stuff like this and the only thing I can think of is that these people are immortals.

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

"They said there was no life here, well there is now, I'm not going back to earth"!

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

Okay, not going to happen, you can't take it with you.

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

Oh man like this would tickle .

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Constance Bones 2 years ago

Space Fish Down

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Smoofy 2 years ago

AW POOR WHALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X(

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Arielle Woolf 2 years ago

Not today Satan

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N.Bagha 2 years ago

Bril.

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